Thanks to One America News for allowing me to talk about this subject.
I’ve been calling on people to return to Rev. Martin Luther King’s dream to stamp out racism, but liberals don’t want that dog to hunt. They are too entrenched with hatred for things nobody in this lifetime is responsible for. They feel justified to bring up the past to stay angry when most of the culprits that enacted racism and hatred are six feet under.
A New York Times op-ed piece is getting traction after the author claimed white kids couldn’t be friends with black kids. That’s one of the most asinine things I’ve ever heard, and I explained it as best I could in the video below.
Source: NY Times Article Excerpts
My oldest son, wrestling with a 4-year-old’s happy struggles, is trying to clarify how many people can be his best friend.
Donald Trump’s election has made it clear that I will teach my boys the lesson generations old, one that I for the most part nearly escaped. I will teach them to be cautious, I will teach them suspicion, and I will teach them distrust.
Spare me platitudes of how we are all the same on the inside. I first have to keep my boys safe, and so I will teach them before the world shows them this particular brand of rending, violent, often fatal betrayal.
Don’t misunderstand: White Trump supporters and people of color can like one another. But real friendship? Mr. Trump’s bruised ego invents outrageous claims of voter fraud, not caring that this rhetoric was built upon dogs and water hoses set on black children and even today the relentless effort to silence black voices. His macho talk about “law and order” does not keep communities safe and threatens the very bodies of the little boys I love.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous dream of black and white children holding hands was a dream precisely because he realized that in Alabama, conditions of dominance made real friendship between white and black people impossible.
We can still all pretend we are friends. If meaningful civic friendship is impossible, we can make do with mere civility — sharing drinks and watching the game.
If we can ever get rid of these victims who want to live in the past, this country might be able to catapult forward into so much promise. We have a new generation of race baggage victims that most of us didn’t ask for and they are intentionally not listening to reason or common sense.
At least we know what Dr. King stood for and are trying to make it happen.
What do you think of this article’s excerpts? I ask you to read the entire article and come back to add your opinion below in the comment section.